South Sudan

Home | National Movements | East Africa | South Sudan

Contact for South Sudan

Angelina.Alal.Habib@nca.no | Norwegian Church Aid | Angelina.Alal.Habib@nca.no

 

A consultation on gender justice facilitated by the Church of Sweden and local partners in Juba on 15 June 2017 led to the planning of a national South Sudanese chapter of the Side by Side faith movement for gender justice.

Photos from the consultation:

On Thursday 15 June 2017, the Church of Sweden facilitated an open session on the international Side by Side faith movement for gender justice in Juba, South Sudan. Twenty-three participants met during the day to discuss gender norms and culture and learn about the global faith movement for gender justice.

Annika Lindé, Policy Advisor Gender and Theology of the Church of Sweden led the session on norms and culture which explored the participants’ experience in the South Sudanese context.

Jane Machira, Gender and Inclusion Advisor-Africa Division and Side by Side Coordinator for Christian Aid in Nairobi, shared with participants the work of the Side by Side Kenya chapter.

Monica Njoroge, Regional Programme Officer for Gender and Communication, from the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA) told participants about their contextual bible study materials used in the Tamar Campaign against gender-based violence and how they can be used locally.

The final group-work session ended with an action plan for future engagement. All working groups wanted to start up a Side by Side chapter in South Sudan and involve more actors in the work. Thematically, gender-based violence is of great concern in South Sudan and is a priority focus.

Next step: An inception group for the Side by Side South Sudan chapter will meet at the Norwegian Church Aid compound on 4 July 2017.

Further steps will then be taken, leading to a launch of the chapter in November or December 2017.

Back to Top